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Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty joins College Track Board

The College Track Board of Directors is proud to announce the addition of its newest member of the board, former Washington D.C. Mayor, Adrian Fenty.  Adrian M. Fenty served as the fifth Mayor of the District of Columbia from 2007–2011, where he championed innovative solutions to challenges facing the nation’s Capital. Mr. Fenty comes to College Track at a time of national expansion and increased focus on quality programming. As Board Chair and Co-Founder Laurene Powell Jobs said,  “Adrian Fenty is one of our country's great advocates for education reform. His sense of urgency and record of accomplishment is unparalleled.  We are thrilled to have him join our board to help College Track equip even more students with the tools they need for college success.”

adrian_fenty_headshot.pngMr. Fenty’s commitment to education dovetails seamlessly with College Track’s mission of closing the achievement gap and serving under-resourced communities. As College Track CEO David Silver stated: “Mr. Fenty comes to College Track at a time of national expansion, increased focus on quality programming, and a continued effort to increase college completion. His strategic vision will be a great asset as we continue to empower our students to be the first in their family to earn a college degree.”

In D.C., Mr. Fenty prioritized accountability by advocating for mayoral control of the school system and hiring Michelle Rhee as Chancellor. Together, they raised student scores, increased graduation rates and grew enrollment in D.C. public schools for the first time in 39 years. Adrian Fenty aspires to expand on this effort as a part of College Track’s board of directors, “There is no program in the country comparable to College Track.  The amount of support students in the program receive is truly unparalleled.  Over the course of four years in high school, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of schooling. A student who stays with College Track throughout high school and college receives comprehensive support for up to ten years that helps our youth succeed in life.”

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